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Title Exploring (proportional) Density
Description This activity is designed to give students a real-world context for proportional relationships by exploring mass, volume, and density. After open play, students complete a guided activity with class discussions to discover that mass and volume are in a proportional relationship, and the constant of proportionality is the item's density.
Subject Mathematics
Level Middle School
Type Guided Activity
Duration 90 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords constant of proportionality, density, linear, proportional relationships
Simulation(s) Density (HTML5), Menghitung Massa Jenis

Author(s) Mary Burr
School / Organization FSUS
Date submitted 16/07/06
Date updated 22/02/08